Azur Drones appoints former Excessive Consultant for Financial Intelligence to new advisory function – Drones Information
Azur Drones, the European leader in surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the pioneer behind drone-in-a-box security systems, has appointed Alain Juillet as Chair of the Economic Intelligence Academy and former High Representative for Economic Intelligence in the Prime Minister’s Office , to a new advisory board to guide the company through its next growth phase.
Alain Juillet, who is a senior advisor to French and foreign companies and who headed the Secret Service Directorate of the General Directorate for External Security (DGSE) in the 2000s, will join the new board of directors from international security and defense specialist Daniel Rich. Rich had a long and prestigious career in the French Army, serving in operational roles abroad and in general staff positions in the Ministry of Defense.
After attaining the rank of colonel, he left the ministry in 2008 to join the risk management consultancy SSF as director of strategy and development.
This newly created advisory group will consult with Azur’s leadership team to scale the business and open up new opportunities for its autonomous UAV surveillance solutions. In addition to the appointments, Azur Drones is currently investigating capital injection options to address a growing list of opportunities and accelerate business in its domestic and international markets.
Azur’s SKEYETECH autonomous drone is designed to support surveillance of sensitive and industrial locations. It is a plug-and-play solution that is operated directly by a security officer. Therefore, no prior knowledge or pilot certification is required to help customers improve their safety while keeping operating costs down. The drones serve as a connection to existing security systems and can be used to carry out certain controls, conduct perimeter patrols or support security teams during an intervention.
With SKEYETECH, the first and only autonomous drone approved for flight in Europe, the company has a growing order book whose systems are already being used by customers around the world. These include multinational companies from the oil and gas, energy and security sectors, as well as important port terminals such as Grand Port Maritime in Dunkerque.
Jean-Marc Crepin, CEO of Azur Drones, said, “The creation of this new Senior Advisory Board will help us scale our business and open up new markets and opportunities for autonomous UAVs to further accelerate our ambitious growth plans. We believe there is a significant market opportunity for plug-and-play drone-in-a-box security systems that can make security teams significantly more effective without additional staff or extensive training.
“I am delighted that Alain and Daniel have not only shown confidence in this vision, but have also invested their time and expertise to make the security of sensitive and industrial locations easier, safer and cheaper than ever before. The Azur Drones team looks forward to working with you as we increase production and customer engagement around the world, ”added Crepin.
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About azure drones
Azur Drones was founded in 2012 and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of UAVs for autonomous surveillance. The company’s SKEYETECH system was developed to provide customers with a patented pilotless drone solution designed to reduce risks in sensitive and industrial locations. SKEYETECH is fully integrated into existing security systems and is ready for use around the clock to carry out specific checks, carry out perimeter patrols or help in crisis situations. Today it is the first and only autonomous drone approved in Europe, proof of its high reliability and safety.
Azur Drones, based in Bordeaux, Paris and Dubai, works with established contractors in France and abroad (USA and Middle East). It is involved in several strategic partnerships with key players in the security market.